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Lunar corona

6.1.2023 at 17.54 - Kajaani (IV)
Juho Pöllänen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Nice ring to hear. Temperature -21c.

Images: 2 pcs

Other special clouds

9.5.2022 at 18.59 - Kajaani (III)
Juho Pöllänen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

A horseshoe swirl under the side sun. The vortex disintegrated within about a couple of minutes of detection. Fortunately, there were also halos in the sky at the same time, as I had taken the camera closer to being available. Unfortunately, it was so far away that the images ended up with a disintegrating vortex.

Images: 5 pcs • Comments: 5 pcs

Several halo forms

9.5.2022 at 18.56 - Kajaani (II)
Juho Pöllänen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

There seemed to be an arc above the faintly overhanging side, possibly Parry. During the excavation of the camera, the situation passed and the catch was ys. Later, 22r was seen, a side sun, and some dim 46 stuff that couldn’t be photographed

Images: 2 pcs

Rare halos

16.4.2022 at 08.47 - 13.43 - Kajaani (IV)
Juho Pöllänen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Pretty set of long lasting halos from the morning. The horizon ring and both 120 saurs were clearly visible for a long time. Also observed in the morning was a pale zykki that did not grab the cell phone camera. Figure 5 counter-sun? There may be other brightness, so I left unchecked.

Images: 7 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

Half-sky auroras

27.8.2021 at 23.05 - 01.35 - Kajaani, Akkovaara (IV)
Juho Pöllänen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

A cloudless sky and a small chance of northern lights promised for Friday night. When the weekend was right in front, it was a must to go on a repo yacht. Confusions were not avoided this time either. The departure to the scene stretched to the dark side. A no-parking sign and a sign from the new starting point had appeared at the familiar starting point of the Akkovaara route. It was found after a little searching and driving. Backpack on the back and camera on the neck. Groping along the path, it occurred to me that it was a good idea to go hiking in the dark on an unknown route. However, in...

Images: 4 pcs

Several halo forms

14.7.2021 at 20.51 - Posio, Livojärvi (II)
Juho Pöllänen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Posio on the sandy shore of Livojärvi was good for polka evenings in the evening. Pretty place and trade on top of a great halo!

Images: 3 pcs

One halo form

14.7.2021 at 13.27 - Ranua, Eläinpuisto (I)
Juho Pöllänen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

In the Ranua Zoo, the polar bear obviously had villains in mind

Cloudbow visible from the ground

10.2.2021 at 14.30 - 15.01 - Kajaani (III)
Juho Pöllänen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

A long-lasting fog arc visible at least from the Vimpelin Valley and the center. There was no fog (or cloud) visible, but it rarely rained from the sky like a small grain. Freezes about 20 degrees

One halo form

29.9.2020 at 18.36 - Kajaani (I)
Juho Pöllänen

The evening walk showed a fine orange spot near the border of the trees, clearly brighter than the rest of the environment. The weather was calm, it made me doubt the reflection. A bit strange as a reflection, so it's probably a piece of the sun's pillar, though.

Images: 5 pcs

Other special clouds

22.9.2020 at 18.22 - Kajaani (III)
Juho Pöllänen

KH waves in the Kajaani sky. The queue stayed together for a couple of minutes

Images: 3 pcs

Quiet aurora arc

1.9.2020 at 22.50 - 00.30 - Kajaani, Akkovaara (II)
Juho Pöllänen

A calm arc of northern lights photographed from the Akkovaara observation tower in Kajaani.

Images: 3 pcs

Ruskosäteet

25.6.2020 at 23.27 - Kajaani (III)
Juho Pöllänen

There is rain after the storm

Images: 5 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

At least 10 lightning strikes seen

25.6.2020 at 17.57 - 18.13 - Kajaani (IV)
Juho Pöllänen

Mörkö passed over Kajaani. Signs of what was to come were visible when I got home from work. Black clouds were visible behind Lake Oulujärvi and a glance at Lightning Maps ensured that the Puokio-Jaalanka area flashed hard. Based on the maps, I thought that the most violent lightning would run from the north of Kajaani towards Sotkamo. Coffee and ice creams were enjoyed on the terrace in the scorching heat. Gradually, individual rumbles began to be heard and soon the rumbles turned into an almost uninterrupted rumble. It still seemed that the violent air was passing north of Kajaani. Lightning...

Images: 6 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

One halo form

12.6.2020 at 20.33 - Kajaani (I)
Juho Pöllänen

I tried to capture the 22r and the pollen ring in the same picture. Not a top score now, but taken with a mobile phone and both are visible :)

Several halo forms

12.6.2020 at 16.43 - 17.44 - Kajaani, Paltaniemi (II)
Juho Pöllänen

Great halos on Paltaniemi beach. 22ys was really bright at times. On the lower right of the 22r is a dim piece of curve that didn't mean to grab the cell of the phone's camera. Probably been 46s. When describing the halos, attention was also drawn to the cloud on which grew the "horn." Probably some kind of vortex, etc. This can already be seen in the halo in picture 3 and probably stayed together for more than 10 minutes.

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Several halo forms

6.6.2020 at 15.48 - Kajaani (II)
Juho Pöllänen

A sweet-looking 22r + ys combo peeked out of the clouds

Rare halos

12.4.2020 at 09.12 - Kajaani (IV)
Juho Pöllänen

This year's finest halos to date. Camera clock an hour later.

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

One halo form

29.2.2020 at 11.11 - Kajaani (I)
Juho Pöllänen

This escape day halo could not escape

Images: 2 pcs

Fogbow

25.8.2019 at 06.05 - Suomussalmi, Veihtivaara (I)
Juho Pöllänen

The foggy morning brought with it a perimeter, rays and a weak fog arc. In "Visibility of the phenomenon", "very poorly visible" means a slightly more colorful arc under the thicker and lighter arc (interference arc?). That arc was visible in the colors of the rainbow (red at the bottom) when viewed against the dark forest with polarized sunglasses. Without glasses, the arch was not visible. The arch was also surprisingly awkward to shoot, so it went through the sunglasses to shoot. No colors were recorded on the camera, and I couldn't dig them out with image processing either.

Images: 8 pcs

Reflected sunbeams

24.8.2019 at 19.57 - Suomussalmi, Veihtivaara (III)
Juho Pöllänen

Fine reflected rays of danger in the western sky. I can’t say about the quality of the ball, it can be a pillar or a reflection.

Images: 7 pcs

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 27.1.2023 klo 11.10.